The Doctor comforted her as best he could,弹劾🌔 saying that if he failed he would get her another husband,弹劾💣 just as good. But she didn't seem to care for that idea and went on wailing,弹劾♌ "Alas! Alas!"
In fact,弹劾📈 the Doctor used to discharge him for rudeness regularly about once a month. And the city mails always got tied up soon after. But,弹劾✏ to the Doctor's great relief,弹劾✌ the City Manager always came back just when the tie-up was at its worst and put things right again.
But,弹劾📉 alas! when he turned again to the letter to see where the turtle lived,弹劾📬 he could find nothing to give a clue to his whereabouts! The mysterious writer who had seen the Flood,弹劾🐎 Noah and the Ark had forgotten to give his address!
Then John Dolittle started turning his trousers pockets out onto the table to try and find something that reminded him of a story. It was certainly a wonderful collection of objects that he brought forth. There were pieces of string and pieces of wire,弹劾🔲 stub ends of pencils,弹劾👟 pocket-knives with the blades broken,弹劾🚕 coat buttons,弹劾⚓ boot buttons,弹劾🌹 a magnifying glass,弹劾😋 a compass and a corkscrew.
"Oh,弹劾📍 don't let him tell one,弹劾👗 Doctor,弹劾📱" said Jip. "It's sure to be stupid."For some time after the turtle finished no one spoke. Even the irreverent Cheapside was silent. Little bits of stars,弹劾😷 dimmed by the light of a half-full moon,弹劾👚 twinkled like tiny eyes in the dim blue dome that arched across the lake. Away off somewhere among the tangled mangroves an owl hooted from the swamp and Too-Too turned his head quickly to listen. Dab-Dab,弹劾🚺 the economical housekeeper,弹劾😳 seeing the Doctor close his notebook and put away his pencil,弹劾📌 blew out the candle.
"'Fine,弹劾🔭' says he. 'Try that and see what happens!'
"That's not a bad idea,弹劾👔 Jip,弹劾🎲" said the Doctor. "We'll go down the shore a way till we're opposite the island,弹劾🔓 then we won't have so far to swim.""More food!" murmured Too-Too. "What did I tell you?"